Twitter 'Big Data' Could Provide Valuable Details About Transgender Individuals’ Health and Social Needs
Researchers and public health officials have looked for ways to better understand the health concerns of transgender populations, so social "big data" technologies like Twitter offer an untapped rich source of information that they can use for the...
19-May-2015 6:05 PM EDT
Few doctors are prescribing a low-cost drug that has been proven effective in preventing the onset of diabetes. New research finds that only 3.7 percent of U.S. adults with pre-diabetes were prescribed metformin during a recent three-year period.
29-Apr-2015 9:05 PM EDT
Parents Describe Arduous Journey to Pediatric Epileptic Surgery When Their Child’s Disease Becomes Resistant to Anti-Seizure Meds
Now, parents share their arduous and “circuitous” journey to get referrals for pediatric epilepsy surgery once their child’s disease stops responding to anti-seizure medications. The UCLA study sheds light on the difficulties parents face...
29-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Women who experience extreme morning sickness during pregnancy are three times more likely to have children with developmental issues, including attention disorders and language and speech delays, than woman who have normal nausea and vomiting, a...
20-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT
A UCLA-led study on improving stroke care was selected by the Clinical Research Forum (CRF) as one of the 10 most outstanding research papers written by teams from across the nation in 2014.
20-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Only 9 percent of U.S. academic medical practices have procedures for connecting patients to LGBT-competent physicians, and only 4 percent had policies for identifying those physicians. In addition, only 15 percent had lists of LGBT-competent...
17-Apr-2015 6:05 PM EDT
77 percent of California primary care and specialty physicians understand the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 59 percent support it. Also, 525 doctors surveyed believe ACA will steer the country’s health care in the...
14-Apr-2015 8:05 PM EDT
Characteristic Pattern of Protein Deposits in Brains of Retired NFL Players Who Suffered Concussions
A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are exposed to repetitive brain injuries. Using a new...
6-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT
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UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football
22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat
9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT
March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
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UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
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